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Azrul Ananda

Azrul Ananda

Chairman, Jawa Pos Group, Indonesia

Azrul Ananda, is the Chief Executive Officer of Jawa Pos Group, Indonesia’s leading newspaper group which includes over 180 publications and 20 local TV channels spread all over the country. Ananda started at Jawa Pos in 2000 when he created the paper’s daily youth section Deteksi. He then moved from desk to desk, occupying responsibilities at the City section, entertainment section and Front page desk while regularly contributing to the paper with his sports reporting and feature stories. After occupying the position of Managing Editor, Ananda became Chief Editor in 2005. He moved from editorial to management responsibilities in 2007 when he was appointed Vice Director of Sales and Distribution. He was Vice Director of Advertising and Chief Operating Officer before reaching his present position.

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